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the debate. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money for things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: they will square off again october 16. the vice-presidential candidates will soon get their chance. their first and only debate is set for next thursday. in denver, i'm bigad shaban. now back to you. >> bigad, were there any major missteps by either of the candidates? oh, okay. we'll get back to buy good a little later. >>> starting today, president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum on our website, cbssf.com. you can check that out. today's issue, of course, the economy. and we want to get a discussion going. who do you think won round one of the presidential debate? and why? comment on facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> developing news in san jose where investigators are still on the scene of a
% of the people we surveyed said romney won the debate. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money for things we have to borrow money from china to pay for. >> reporter: they will square off again october 16. the vice-presidential candidates will soon get their chance. their first and only debate is set for next thursday. in denver, i'm bigad shaban. now back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, trending now on social media, the comment that romney would fire big bird. it gained 25,000 followers on twitter overnight. less than 30 minutes ago, he thanks governor romney for making his account so popular so a little bit of fun there. president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential for trum on cbssf.com. today's issue much like last night, the economy. >>> some developing news in san jose where investigators are still on the scene of a deadly shooting. cbs
, that has triggered an avalanche of criticism. >> reporter: it was not the first time pbs has been targeted. it was, maybe, the most prominent platform. >> i'm going to stop subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i love big bird actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to boro money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: the second he uttered those words, twitter nearly tumbled over. 17,000 big bird tweets per minute. the social network said it was the most tweeted about political event in u.s. history. ari fleischer, press secretary to george w. bush big bird needs to ask dora the explorer how she manages to survive without federal money. try it big bird. you'll be just fine. joan rivers attention pbs, if mitt romney fire big bird i'm ready to fill in. i've got the perfect outfit. president obama did not pounce directly during the debates but did thursday on the trail. >> when asked what he would actually do to cut the deficit and reduce spending he said he would eliminate funding for public television.
, apologize mr. president. >> i like -- >> good. i'm sorry, jim, i will stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i like big bird. i will not keep borrowing money. >> president obama responded by questioning pledge to cut taxes for all and reducing the deficit at the same time. >> math, common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. we've tried this. we've tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch that's made in 2001-2003. >> the national federation of independent businesseses said your plan will kill 700,000 jobs. i don't want to kill jobs in this environment. >> romney slammed the president for the collapse of sill cylinderra and among things. 46% of america he considered himself -- themselves victims. even president supporters frustrated he didn't go on the owe -- offensive. >> we have crews with both of them. we start with paul chambers, who was with republican viewers. >> watched part of the debate in the cop tra costa county campaign headquarters. people there was very happy. the group watched the first head-to
about this all night. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like big bird. i like you too. upon but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> big bird might go, and by the way, pbs, comes out of massachusetts, by the way. it showed that mitt romney was prepared, he used some humor tonight, he wasn't afraid to go at the moderator in that way. i think he was tongue in cheek for much of what he was saying. the larger point was let's not spend money and get ourselves into debt with china buying up most of our bonds. and that's a point that will resonate with some people. of the big thing romney did in closing, he stayed focused on jobs. i think it was a good night for him for that reason. >> and the polls showed that as well. thank you so much. he'll be back next week for the vice presidential debate. >> thanks so much. >>> starting tomorrow , president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum right here on cbssf.com. >>> a man sitting on the cal train tracks in the south bay is hospitalized this
the subsidee to pbs and other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. >> somebody started a fire big bird twitter account. in a half hour they had 9900 followers. thought to be outdone somebody started a facebook page called big bird for president. the next debate takes place a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky when vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan face-off. we will air that debate starting at 6:00. >>> developing news, and police are at the scene of a double homicide that may have resulted from a neighbor dispute. one man was taken from the scene in a police car. officers arrived after 6:00 to find two bodies on the front lawn of a house. a that i bore who lives across the street confronted the men with the firearm. >> a sheriff deputy shot a man in san jose. it happens near the busy cal trans station at about 5:30 tonight. abc7 news reporter uh -- ama dates is here to explain. >> we just learned he was a san jose resident and before he was shot he was on the tracks and acting erratically. the trouble began when an emergency call was made about a person lying on the trac
system. >> i am going to stop the subsidee to pbs and other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. >> somebody started a fire big bird twitter account. in a half hour they had 9900 followers. thought to be outdone somebody started a facebook page called big bird for president. the next debate takes place a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky when vice president joe bid and congssman paul ryan face-off. we will air that debate starting at 6:00. >>> developing news, and police are at the scene of a double homicide that may have resulted from a neighbor dispute. one man was taken from the scene in a police car. officers arrived after 6:00 to find two bodies on the front lawn of a house. a that i bore who lives across the street confronted the men with the firearm. >> a sheriff deputy shot a man in san jose. it happens near the busy cal trans station at about 5:30 tonight. abc7 news reporter uh -- ama dates is here to explain. >> we just learned he was a san jose resident and before he was shot he was on the tracks and acting erratically. the trouble began when an emergency call
the subsidy to pbs, i like pbs, i love big bird. >> someone speedly -- immediately started a fire big -- [ unintelligible ] >>> gangnum-style a hit with one baby who refuses to eat. >> check this out. a london father says feeding 10-month-old benjamin is an ordeal, the dad says all that changes when he plays gangnam-style on his computer, the baby gets transfixed and eats his lunch without problem i am look at him. however, as soon as the video goes off, benjamin gets fussy again. >> i think the message is leave the video on. >>> street violence takes two more lives in san jose. the latest on an investigation at -- latest in the investigation. >>> frightening scene why deputies say they were forced to shoot a man. >> [ unintelligible ] >>> dramatic rescue on the rpep
stung by mitt romney. >> so i'll get rid of that. i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to start the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to start other things. i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. so that's number one. >> the big bird moment took off on twitter. 17,000 tweets per minute for big bird. and 10,000 tweets per minute for pbs. now for continuing coverage from tonight's debate go to nbcbayarea.com. we've posted the full debate as well as analysis from political experts. nbc bay area.com. now the vice presidential candidates will square off october 11th. of course, zeiwe'll have that f you as well. >>> man on the track, police foot race and a shooting. it led to confusion for cal train riders heading out of san jose tonight. it happened just after 5:00 today near the deradon cal train station. george kiriyama joins us with more. >> reporter: passengers riding cal train tonight experienced up to a 45-minute delay because of this involve-involved shooting here on these tracks. buses were brought in to help shuttle these riders. take a look at this
eliminate the subsidee for the public broadcast system. >> i am going to stop the subsidee to pbs and other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. >> somebody started a fire big bird twitter account. in a half hour they had 9900 followers. thought to be outdone somebody started a facebook page called big bird for president. the next debate takes place a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky when vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan face-off. we will air that debate starting at 6:00. >>> developing news, and police are at the scene of a double homicide that may have resulted from a neighbor dispute. one man was taken from the scene in a police car. officers arrived after 6:00 to find two bodies on the front lawn of a house. a that i bore who lives across the street confronted the men with the firearm. >> a sheriff deputy shot a man in san jose. it happens near the busy cal trans station at about 5:30 tonight. abc7 news reporter uh -- ama dates is here to explain. >> we just learned he was a san jose resident and before he was shot he was on the tracks and acting erratically. t
are talking about, mitt romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. a local station tells us how the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they started. so now he is home. >> the final farewell to a marine, 70 years over due. >> i am back here at 5:20 p.m. cooled off today, 10-15 degrees in some places. the weekend is coming, how much cooler could it get? i will let you know. and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want th
to pbs. i love pbs, love big bird, actually like you, too. >>> nfl has switched the jerseys to a body contoured fit. >> the complaint is that the new uniforms make them like tubby. you be the judge. here is tim tebow in the new uniforms. take a look at this what is that? take a look at this what is that? yeah. captioning funded by cbs do you think? [ laughter ] >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the first of three presidential debates is over. this morning, most of the people who watched it say governor mitt romney got the upper hand on president obama. >> the candidates traded views on the economy, domestic issues and jan crawford is at the site of last night's debate in denver. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norahad h and charlie and to our viewers in the west. this is the only presidential debate out here in the west. mitt romney last night owned it. if you have any doubt, look at this morning's denver post of the swing state here, colorado, saying he may have changed the dynamics of this race. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buri
the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector created housing has begun to rise. >> reporter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed unassertive and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean watch has gone on the last month. >> reporter: as both hit the campaign trail this afternoon. >> two more debates look up and give it to mitt romney. also -- >> reporter: this debate is making political history on twit we are the creation of new hash tag fired big bird. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> coming to president obama's defense al gore who is suggesting obama's lackluster performance might be blamed on altitude sickness. the next debate is a week from today in kentucky when biden and
, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector eated housg has begun to rise. >> repter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean watch has gone on the last month. >> reporter: as both hit the campaign trail this afternoon. >> two more debates look up and give it to mitt romney. also -- >> reporter: this debate is making political history on twit were the creation of new hash tag fired big bird. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> coming to president obama's defense al gore who is suggesting obama's lackluster performance might be blamed on altitude sickness th
. the president is also attacking romney's comment from the debate that he would stop federal funding for pbs. >> thank goodness somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. >> i saw the president's vision as trickle down government. i don't think that's what america believes in. >> reporter: romney campaigns friday in virginia and florida. danielle nottingham. >> 33 days to the election. some voters won't have the luxury of a neighborhood polling place. they live in mandatory mail in areas. typically those are rural precincts. not always. some are inside cities and it's the ballot that's to blame. >> we have 151 ballot items for this election because of all the different jurisdictions, the city council districts. it's not the right ballot type for that voter. >> voters who fall into the mandatory mail in category do not need to apply for a ballot. it will be sent to them automatically. >> a member of the manson family has been granted parole again. along with charlie manson, bruce davis was convicted of two murders in 1969 unrelated to the infamous sharon tate killings. there's no guarante
, colorado. i'm jim lehrer, anchor of the pbs news hour on your local public broadcasting station. thank you for joining us at the first of the 2012 presidential debates between
for the public broadcast system. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like pbs, i love big bird. >> someone started a fire big bird twitter account, i like this: the account has more than 25,000 followers. someone started a facebook page called big bird for president. >>> new jersey mother and her five children are okay this morning after jumping from their third story apartment to escape a fire all caught on camera happening yesterday morning in newark, camera caught the family jumping to the ground you can see one by one as they came down. youngest child 6-years-old. mother and some of the children suffered minor injuries. they are expected to be fine. firefighters say a candle likely started that fire. >>> still ahead, it has got to be the cinderella story a's took home the al west championship. >>> first, and new, overnight violence in san jose shooting now under investigation. >>> no airport delays this morning, low clouds, fog, it is mild upper 50s to 60s. onshore flow will keep cooler air headed our way or only 82 today in sacramento, you know it is going to be a cool day right now w
funding for broadcasts. >> deeply rooted in education and pbs is an educational program. the people at sesame street are having a hard time with this. they are stating that big bird went to bed early and that he wanted to know what he missed. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >> there are no days off for the giants. they are getting ready for their playoff opener. there is no word on when barry will start in this playoff game. we will use some guys in the rotation. we will keep our options open and we may have to switch the order. the giants are arguing that the two best pitchers out of the shoe. it is the best three out o
economy get better soon. i lov big bird. i like pbs you too but i'll stop the subsidy the pbs i work this out of our budget. are you going to tax people ♪ if [ singing] bring down rates double down on the top down. simplify the code ♪ double double down. >> on the base. >> all over the internet as you can imagine. pretty clever. take as lot of work all right. >> on that note we move on and leave the debate behind. one final word. up next. scottish man dies and when he does he take the town whole language take the town whole language with him. 7 news >> in new jersey a mother and 5 chilen arekayfterumping toafetfrom the trd sty apartmenflamesraed th inside. t terfying mont we allaught on tape. here's the oldest one describe wagon happened. >> i jump out the window right there and landed right here on the awning and fell out rate here and help my family. >> people start coming. >>reporter: those people helped catch the rest of the family as you can see. first came 14-year-old girl tn th 8 and 9-yeaold then the year-old whoumped while holding on to her mother. amazing.
the political debate. president obama and mitt romney will begin their debate debating the issues. pbs is moderating. >> facing off this first presidential debate is just beginning. this live picture. waiting for the challenger mitt romney who will face off against barack obama. we have team coverage. kron 4 news at 6:00 p.m. begins now. (male announer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> we have team coverage. and we are going to begin with catherine heenan. she has been on the >> showing the motorcade but the talking today it was handled by the circuits. romney. handled by the circuits. >> you know what, myou have five boys you have good arguments kills just go with that. , bill clinton was on after -- goal with that. just go with that. >> nobody could have finished this damage in this amount of for years. however his plan is better in the short term and long term. >>catherine: this is particularly good for the challenger that has the proverbial level playing field that with the incumbent. in any of and they suggest that the candidate will lay out a clear p
place. mitt romney's comment about big bird and pbs are ruffling some feathers he told anchor and debate moderator that he would cut federal funding for pbs which would put the casts of sesame workers out of work. they voiced support for big bird. some even created i should say a facebook page called big bird from president. at 4:37 we'll take a quick break. we've got much more straight ahead, so stick around. we've got a lot to show you as you make your approach westbound traffic light as you would expect at this very hour. >> we're back at 4:239. you can see investigators are still here they brought out their mobile command here. this murder took place at around 12:30 in the morning so about four hours ago. now some group of men were here. we're not sure if they lived there or happened to hang out here late last night, all of a sudden shots rang out. we do know that the person who was shot died at the scene. it's early on in the investigation but the police believe this might possibly be gang related. now, it's been a very busy night for homicide investigators because four hours before
to something romney said the night before. >> i'm sorry, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop subsidies to other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i like you, too, actually. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut the deficit and reduce spending, he said he would eliminate funding for public television. [ laughter ] >> boo! >> that was his answer. >> i mean, thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird! [ laughter ] >> reporter: big bird smack-dab in the middle of politics. so the candidates have a little under two weeks to prepare for their next face-off. they are going to be meeting in a town hall style debate in new york on october 16th. cnn's candy crowley will moderate that. and then on october 22nd, they will be talking about foreign policy in florida. that final forum will be moderated by bob schieffer who was of course from cbs. the vice-presidential candidates meet up on tuesday and the indication already is that they will not have as much leeway to control the conversation during that i debate as they did last night. there's been a lot
the presidential debate. medtronic has ruffled feathers. >> i love pbs. - bid from the -- hamet rodney has ruffled feathers. >> thank goodness pbs issued this statement that they do not comment on political campaigns begin happy that everybody likes big bird. for hollywood minute. >> still ahead, more west nile threats where areas are more prone. and gasoline prices increasing. and it is going to be exciting in the bay area with the blue angels, fleet week. much more. with a preview, coming up . (male announer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> the top stores the we are following san francisco is gearing up for one of the biggest weeks with the top stories jackie has an update. >> get ready for some serious sticker shock on the gasoline prices. >> and it is going to be packed in san francisco this weekend. with fleet week and the america's cup. to get you more news faster, jackie. good morning. >> some of the action oh my gosh! everything is covered. we have action on the water, the air, golden gate park, at&t and even on the streets of san francisco. there i the are p
at denny's. open all night. >>> this is pbs. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. well, it's spring again. and as you well know, spring not only brings flowers but also romantic love. t
up. >>> and before you make your kids pb & j, a growing peanut butter recall to tell you about. the details in less than five minutes. stay with us. >>> decision 2012. the election is just 35 days away. the next big moment is tomorrow, the big debate. the "wall street journal" poll shows 38% of people say these debates will be important. that's up from 2004 when 31% said the debates could sway their vote. today both president obama and governor romney stayed out of the spotlight. instead, preparing for their debate. but their running mates hit the trail in swing states. vice president biden said team romney would hike middle class taxes, while congressman ryan swung back. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> the university of denver will host the debate tomorrow. you can watch it here live on nbc bay area. the topic for this first debate is domestic policy around the moderator is jim lehr. >>> a massive recall for a list o
has public television supporters upset. >> i'm sorry, jim, i am going to stop pbs, i like big bird and i like you too but i am not going to keep spending money on things borrow money from china. >> it is all about big bird. and coming up, we are doing some big facts where the two men actually clash. >>> a lot of people gathered at watch parties and supporters of president barack obama gathered in walnut creek and two miles away mitt romney supporters were at the republican headquarters. both sides gave their candidates high marks. >> i am thrilled with mitt romney, he is driving the debate, slamming issues and obama is responding to them as opposed to carrying the debate. >> i give the edge to obama. i think he is doing an effective job in explainingwhat he has done in the last four years. >> while last night's debate was important, there are still four more weeks of campaigning before elections. we have more on the presidential debate on our website ktvu channel 2 morning news including a fact check of some of the statements that were made last night. you can find it on ktvu chann
romney admitted he loves big bird but republican presidential nominee said he would slash funding to pbs which airs sesame street. the twitter sphere lit up, someone started a fired big bird account writing elmo needs help filing unemt employment forms, no thumb autos our coverage continues of the debate. what was true and accurate? >> a major fraud bust, 100 officials arrested in a case worth millions of dollars. >> and what is nearly a >>> both presidential candidates back out on the campaign trail today. and there is president obama spent the morning in denver before heading to wisconsin for an afternoon rally. >> mitt romney saying you're not entitled to makeup your own facts. we've checked on what both had to say and whether or not it was factual. biggest dispute was over tax autos governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> i don't have a $5 trillion kachl tut can you tell. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 dwrinl tax cut. >> i'm in the looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> fact check? the president is wrong to say romney's plan will add $
the evident, several accounts sprung up especially after this comment about pbs funding. >> i like big bird, i like you too but i'm not going to keep borrowing money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: appliance maker kitchen aid usa twitter page sent out this tweet after president obama told a story about his late grandmother. quote obama's grandma everyone knew it was going to be bad, she died three days before she became president. end quote. the kitchen aid tweeter account apologized and said they had removed that person from the tweeter team. companies must learn how to account for gaffes in the twitter media as they would for regular media. >>> american commented on what has been causing seats to come lose. american points to ware and tear, bad design everyone spilled soda. >>> honda is recalling more than 820,000 civics and pilot suvs because the headlights can fail. the recall affects civics from the 2002 and 2003 model years and pilots from 2004 and 2005. the company says wires connecting a switch that controls the head lights and turn signals can overheath a nd -- overheat and in
after this comment about pbs funding. >> i like big bird, i like you too but i'm not going to keep borrowing money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: appliance maker kitchen aid usa twitter page sent out this tweet after president obama told a story about his late grandmother. quote obama's grandma everyone knew it was going to be bad, she died three days before she became president. end quote. the kitchen aid tweeter account apologized and said they had removed that person from the tweeter team. companies must learn how to account for gaffes in the twitter media as they would for regular media. >>> american commented on what has been causing seats to come lose. american points to ware and tear, bad design everyone spilled soda. >>> honda is recalling more than 820,000 civics and pilot suvs because the headlights can fail. the recall affects civics from the 2002 and 2003 model years and pilots from 2004 and 2005. the company says wires connecting a switch that controls the head lights and turn signals can overheath a nd -- overheat and in some cases melt. honda says it will fix
'll cut federal funding for the public television network pbs. organized by the consumer action network. >> mark is off. joe is here. the wheels have fallen off the texas ranger's bus. >> they are off the bus is in big trouble. first wild card days in the books and two teams are moving on and two others had a short post season experience. in texas soon to be free agent job hamilton may have played last game in a rangers uniform. single up the middle off darvish. 2-1 in the 7th. 2 out hit off derek. texas manager ron washington left to ponder how his team that looked so dominant could be one and done in the post season after the 5-1 win. they'll now meet the yankees if they are wondering about protocol, you do pop champagne after a win. the story may now be sinking in after winning the al west on wednesday. parker will be the starting pitcher and he doesn't think the team'sability to stay loose will change in the playoffs. >>> i don't think there's anybody on this team that's going to change their approach or the way they get ready for the game like they did these last few weeks and the
's statement say he'll cut federal funding for the public television network pbs. organized by the consumer action network. >> mark is off. joe is here. the wheels have fallen off the texas ranger's bus. >> they are off the bus is in big trouble. first wild card days in the books and two teams are moving on and two others had a short post season experience. in texas soon to be free agent job hamilton may have played last game in a rangers uniform. single up the middle off darvish. 2-1 in the 7th. 2 out hit off derek. texas manager ron washington left to ponder how his team that looked so dominant could be one and done in the post season after the 5-1 win. they'll now meet the yankees if they are wondering about protocol, you do pop champagne after a win. the story may now be sinking in after winning the al west on wednesday. parker will be the starting pitcher and he doesn't think the team'sability to stay loose will change in the playoffs. >>> i don't think there's anybody on this team that's going to change their approach or the way they get ready for the game like they did these last few
was able to talk about things like funding for pbs and never had explained his position supporting bankruptcy for the american auto industry. obama rescued the american auto industry, our largest industrial industry, it never came up. on the very heart of the romney economic plan, on the tax cut, why did he insist on the deductions? they're not details, the president called them. they're not loopholes, they're mortgag mortgages, charitable deductions, state and local. huge issues at the very heart of the romney economic plan. the 47%, he let romney come out there as a guy who cared about people and social security. he's on the record with his fundraisers where you pay $50,000 to hear what he really thinks as using your phrase. he said these people were all moochers and bums. on health care, four or five times he slipped away. romney in recent days has said if you have a health problem, you're poor and live in an apartment, as he put it, we won't let you die there, you're going to go to the emergency room. that is the romney economic health care plan. at each point he said on pre-ex
the debate he wanted to cut the federal subsidy to pbs, the network that carries "sesame street." >> it seemed fit to go find him perched at the weekend update desk last night on "saturday night live." take a look. >> big bird, so how did you find out your name had been mentioned in the debate? >> i got a million tweets. >> okay. so you're on twitter? >> no, i'm a bird. tweeting is how we talk. >> okay. so, big bird, has being mentioned in the debate aked you at all? >> it has. i feel like i'm famous now. i was walking down the street the other day and i felt like everybody recognized me. >> okay. >> it's so weird to think that just a few days ago i could just blend in like every other perfectly normal eight-foot-tall talking bird. >> he was totally bipartisan, no politic, just a fun moment. >> that was the only way he was going to come on and do the show. he is not political in any way, just big and yellow. >> we all know who he is. still to come on "today" we have a roundup of the week's top entertainment news, the "grease" reunion of sorts to a sex tape scandal regarding a le
took aim at romney's pledge to cut funds to pbs, home of big bird. that's less than $100 million a year, a fraction of the overall federal budget. >> thank goodness somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. who knew that he was responsible for all the deficits. elmo has to watch out! >> reporter: a past presidential nominee, al gore, who had his own debate struggles offered this unusual explanation for mr. obama's uninspired performance, blaming high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet. >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust, i don't know. >> reporter: after hearing those comments and being asked about them, mitt romney laughed al gore's answer off. after virginia, savannah, the president heads to ohio, and mitt romney to florida where he campaigns this weekend. the president ending up in california for a fund-raiser, including a concert with john bon jovi, katy perry, and stevie wonder. >> thanks. chuck todd, nbc's political director and correspond
to say our colleagues here at abc news, award winning for journalism. and congratulations to pbs, cbs, cnn and nbc. and stephen, thank you. >> thank you very much. much respect to everybody here. this is way harder than i thought. >> it's great to have you this morning. have a great day, everyone. i moved to new york to work in fashion. so i had to look the part. t.j.maxx is such a great place cause i know when i go in there, i'm gonna score. they've got such great deals on all my favorite brands. fashion direct from designers. savings direct to you. t.j.maxx. starting at $6.99. our tri-tip with hand-breaded onion straws, our crispy shrimp smothered in bang bang sauce, and tuscan chicken on focaccia. sizzler. >>> good morning i'm kristen sze. a's can win division title if they beat the rangers tonight and tomorrow a's in the playoffs for the first time since 2006. they clinched a wild card spot last night after their 4-3 victory. another great night at the coliseum. >> hopefully the team stays as hot as the temperatures 78 at 7:05, 68 by the end of the game. 13 in san francisco, 20 in
by pbs' jim lehrer. >> think i had five seconds left. >> i think since he got the first word, i get the last word. >> reporter: when he included funding to be cut, he included lehrer's own program. >> i like big bird. i like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: it was a debate full of numbers and domestic policy details. >> if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i would support, absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> for 18 months, he's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is, never mind. >> reporter: george, up until last night, the obama campaign had succeeded in turning this from a referendum on president obama to a choice. and they were painting mitt romney as an unacceptable alternative. but that dynamic seemed to change last night. it seemed to be very much a referendum on president obama. and mitt romney presented himself as a credible alternative. george? >> which is exactly what mitt romney want
. that was at a romney rally. romney said he will cut federal funding for pbs, which airs sesame street. the rally was organized by the florida consumer action network. >>> early voting begins in california next week, and if you wants to get your vote in early, head though your county election office in the next few days. but don't forget, monday is columbus day, so the county offices should be closed. ballots for people voting by mail will be sent out tuesday when the post office reopens from the holiday. >>> how will you vote in you can take our quiz to help. you will find the presidential election quiz under the cover photo. >>> the candidates for vice president aren't the only oning preparer for the debate. danville will well come some 50,000 visitors, -- welcome some 50,000 visitor. >> it does enhance our community in many ways for restaurants, hotels, retail stores. >> we couldn't buy the type of publicity etch at any price, really, that we'll get. >> a local business electronicsed to provide debate merchandise says it can barely keep up with demand. danville will spend $100,000 to stage the
will face off in an hourlong debate sponsored by vegas pbs, knpb public television for northern nevada, reno public radio and the reno gazette journal. i'm rich fox, and can i'll serve as moderator. here is the format for the debate. each candidate will give a one minute opening statement. the candidates will then be asked a series of questions from a panel of three reporters. the candidates will each get a minute and a half to answer the same question. the candidate who receives the original question will get one minute to rebut. we will conclude the debate with two minute closing statements. opening and closing statements, in addition to the first question, have been determined by a coin toss. tonight's reporters are brent boynton, news director of knpb; ray hager, political reporter with the reno gazette journalty diego santa yea go -- santiago with univision. shelley berkeley, you have the first opening statement. berkeley: thank you, i'd like to thank the sponsors for hosting our first debate and for the viewers who are listening tonight. thank you for tuning in. about 50 years ago i li
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